Transformation At The Kariton Gallery

By April 24, 2014Arts/Culture

The Abbotsford Arts Council Presents “Transformation,” Paintings by Kristin Krimmel and Woodwork by the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild at the Kariton Art Gallery

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces its next show at the Kariton Art Gallery: “Transformation” by local artist Kristin Krimmel and the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild. The dual gallery show will feature a collection of acrylic paintings by Kristin Krimmel and a separate collection of woodwork by the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild.

Pictured at right: Kristin Krimmel Bulldozer

Kristin Krimmel
Liebherr Crane by Kristin Krimmel[/caption]Unusual for an artist, Kristin Krimmel became property manager with a large real estate organization to earn a living, but “the eyes of the artist never rest.” While managing projects, Krimmel kept finding imagery in the ground preparations or the earth-moving equipment–bulldozers, excavators and cranes. She liked the macho power of their bold colours in an otherwise grey landscape. When she retired and had time to paint, she wanted to celebrate these machines that alter our daily landscape.

Sunset by Gloria Herberts

The Fraser Valley Woodturning Guild
Sunset by Gloria Herberts

The Fraser Valley Woodturning Guild (FVWG), based in Abbotsford, B.C., is one of two woodturning guilds (and the oldest) in the Lower Mainland. The FVWG is also a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). Several members of the FVWG are joining Kristin Krimmel for a joint exhibition.

The show will run from May 2 to May 27 at the Kariton Art Gallery, located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The artists will be present at an opening reception on Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council by phone at (604) 852-9358, by email, or visit our website.

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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